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Middlewich civil war commemoration

On Saturday 30th April there will be a feast of heritage on show at Middlewich Town Hall when Mayor Ken Kingston will be unveiling the Middlewich Civil War Battlefield Marker as part of the Middlewich ‘Past and Present’ Exhibition. He will be joined by his guests and supporters of the Civil


The Royal Armouries holds the most extensive collection of Civil War arms and armour in the country, as well as a number of military manuals, paintings and prints from the period. The museum is also home to the finest surviving Civil-War-era armoury from Littlecote House. Our Study Day coincides with the

Wythenshawe Hall built in 1540 has been badly damaged in a huge fire

Wythenshawe Hall built in the 16th century has suffered severe damage to its roof and upper floors after a fire broke out. The blaze started in the roof of Wythenshawe Hall in the early hours of Tuesday morning at approximately 03:30 (GMT), according to Greater Manchester Police Fire and Rescue Service

This Day in History: March 10th

Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland has been called England’s most ill-fated monarch. On March 10, 1629, he dissolved Parliament and had several members imprisoned, beginning the 11-year period known as the Personal Rule. This set into motion the events that led to the English Civil War and the death

The English Civil War at Longhedge, near Old Sarum

The English Civil War at Longhedge, near Old Sarum on Monday, 15 February 2016. I’ve written before about the military on this site, in that case the WW2 remains. This is a feature from a slightly different period. This roughly square feature, with further squares on the corners, was first seen in the

King Charles I’s Shakespeare Second Folio displayed at Windsor Castle

A collection of Shakespeare's plays annotated by King Charles I while he was in captivity awaiting execution is to be displayed at Windsor Castle. The Shakespeare in the Royal Library exhibition features the Second Folio inscribed by the king with the Latin phrase "Dum Spiro Spero". It means "while I breathe, I